Ayala Center

Ayala Center

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the Makati Central Business District lies the Ayala Center. Considered to be the Metro’s leading entertainment, shopping, and cultural area, the Ayala Center is home to several malls, department stores, hotels, and even a museum. The Center is easily reached by the Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) System, as it has its own stop.

The area is home to two malls run by the Ayala Corporation: Glorietta and Greenbelt. Glorietta is composed of five sections, all interconnected to each other. It has well over 500 shops and restaurants. Meanwhile, Greenbelt also has five sections, with stores ranging from local retail brands to high-end luxury ones.

The area is home to several high-end hotels as well, like the The Peninsula Manila, Raffles Makati, Makati Shangri-La and the Ascott Makati.

But the must-see in the Ayala Center is the Ayala Museum. One of the largest privately-run museums in the country, the Ayala Museum is composed of four floor of exhibits, ranging from paintings to interactive galleries. The museum is also known for hosting Professor Ambeth Ocampo’s “History Comes Alive!” lectures. Ocampo is one of the country’s leading historians.

The Filipinas Heritage Library, which has more than a thousand books on Philippine art, literature, history, and culture, can be found here too.

Arguably one of the best exhibits in the museum is the “Diorama Experience.” The exhibit features 60 handcrafted dioramas that trace the Philippines’ history from the pre-colonial era up to the People Power Revolution of 1986.

Other exhibits to see in the museum are the “Gold of Ancestors” exhibit, which has more than 1,000 gold objects dating back to as early as the 10th century and the “Pioneers of Philippine Art,” a gallery of paintings by artists like Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, and Fernando Zobel.

So if you’re someone who’s looking to take a break from the general rush of Makati, then look no further than Ayala Center.

Top Rated Restaurants in Ayala Center Browse All

  1. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
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  2. Mendokoro Ramenba
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  3. Yabu
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  4. My Kitchen by Chef Chris
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  5. La Nuova Pasteleria
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  6. Pinkberry
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  7. Purple Oven
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  8. Yabu
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  9. Mamou Too!
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  10. OOMA
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Top Rated Hotels in Ayala Center Browse All

  1. Makati Shangri-La Hotel
    4.5 Stars
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    82 Reviews View
  2. EDSA Shangri-La Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    80 Reviews View
  3. The Peninsula Manila
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    Hotel
    105 Reviews View
  4. Fairmont Hotel
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    Hotel
    39 Reviews View
  5. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
    4.5 Stars
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    48 Reviews View
  6. Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila
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    33 Reviews View
  7. Dusit Thani Manila
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    44 Reviews View
  8. Holiday Inn Makati
    4.5 Stars
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    34 Reviews View
  9. Makati Diamond Residences
    5.0 Stars
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  10. Shangri-La at the Fort
    4.5 Stars
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    12 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Ayala Center Browse All

  1. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    65 Reviews View
  2. Mendokoro Ramenba
    4.5 Stars
    Ramen or Noodle
    224 Reviews View
  3. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    570 Reviews View
  4. My Kitchen by Chef Chris
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    134 Reviews View
  5. La Nuova Pasteleria
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    64 Reviews View
  6. Pinkberry
    4.5 Stars
    Frozen Yogurt
    68 Reviews View
  7. Purple Oven
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    184 Reviews View
  8. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    140 Reviews View
  9. Craft Coffee Revolution
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    102 Reviews View
  10. Mamou Too!
    4.5 Stars
    Steak
    159 Reviews View

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